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Go Wild : Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization - Dr. John J. Ratey

Go Wild

Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization

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The scientific evidence behind why we should maintain a lifestyle more like that of our ancestors to restore our health and well-being. In GO WILD, Harvard Medical School professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies stopped changing long ago--creating a disconnect between how we live and what is best for us. This disconnect affects every area of our lives, from our energy levels to our relationships to our general health. Only by using ancient evolutionary instructions to navigate modern life can we realize our true potential in everything including strength, health and well-being, intelligence, happiness, and more. The book addresses modern diseases (from diabetes to cancer to addiction); the problems of the modern diet; exercise; sleep; mindfulness and relationships; and much more.

"A brilliantly creative synthesis of research and theory offering up a practical, playful, yet profound answer to that most basic question: how to live." "Edward Hallowell, MD, author of" Shine: Using Brain Science to Bring Out the Best in Your People""" "The mission accomplished by this wonderfully empowering book is nothing short of revolutionary." "from the foreword by David Perlmutter, MD, author of "Grain Brain""" "Essential reading for anyone interested in unleashing the true power of human nature." "Tyler Graham, author of "The Happiness Diet""" "An exciting read! A fascinating investigation into the power of evolutionary forces in our lives. Illuminating, penetrating, and immensely practical." "Jim Loehr, cofounder of Human Performance Institute and coauthor of The Power of Full Engagement"" "A clear, sustained, fast-paced, utterly persuasive argument that much of our current distress and disease is the product of how the activities of regimented modern life estrange us from our biological needs, literally making us ill. It's also about how to live to avoid this distress. Filled with fascinating details, and the palpable joy of the authors who have found a way to break free from these restrictions, it's also inspiring and will influence many to change the way they live for the better." "Norman Doidge, MD, author of The Brain That Changes Itself"" "SPARK is just what we need--a thoughtful, interesting, scientific treatise on the powerful and positive impact of exercise on the brain. In mental health, exercise is a growth stock and Ratey is our best broker."--Ken Duckworth, MD, Medical Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness "If your goal is to live a long and healhy life to the fullest, then "Spark" should be required reading." "Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, "The Father of Aerobics""" "Spark is mercifully short on Ivy League med-school-speak. And it may just spell the end of all dumb-jock jokes." --Abe Streep, Outside "Ratey has culled the latest science and found that a regular workout can help build a better, faster brain." "USA TODAY"" "At last a book that explains to me why I feel so much better if I run in the morning!" "Dr. Susan M. Love, Dr. Susan Love's Menopause and Hormone Book"" PRAISE FOR SPARK "A real turning point that explains something I've been trying to figure out for years, having experienced symptoms of both ADHD and mild depression. Exercise is not simply necessary; as Dr. Ratey clearly shows, it's medicine." "Greg LeMond, three-time winner of the Tour de France"" PRAISE FOR SPARK"A real turning point that explains something I've been trying to figure out for years, having experienced symptoms of both ADHD and mild depression. Exercise is not simply necessary; as Dr. Ratey clearly shows, it's medicine." "Greg LeMond, three-time winner of the Tour de France""

ISBN: 9781478977292
ISBN-10: 1478977299
Audience: General
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Published: 3rd June 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 14.9 x 19.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Type: Unabridged